Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko


Book Description:

(From Back Cover)

When her father’s debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson’s family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah’s family secrets—and the pain of her past—come to a head. They could destroy everything she’s fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.

This is western historical romance that offers hope and healing to the deepest wounds in a woman’s past.

My Review:

Miralee Ferrell is one of those authors that I place on my must read, must buy list so I own a copy to lend out. From her earlier contemporary novels to her latest western novels, you will find they are not just “western romance”. When you read one of her books, you will meet characters that are dealing with real life issues of pain and in this book, abandonment. Throughout the book, she draws you into the story to make you want to walk through the issues with them, and discover more about them, and watch a sweet romance develop without too many details. This book would be good for teens or adults, the whole series is excellent, from beginning to end.

I would have to say one of my favorite parts was, probably the secondary story with Charles Pape, I won’t give anything away about it, but it was really fun! I loved the light humor that was woven throughout the story, but also, seeing the characters from the previous books as well.

This is not just another “western romance”, this is a story that takes place in the west with what feels like, real people. You will fall in love with the author and the book. Head to the store and place this on order now! You won’t be sorry!

This book was provided for me for review by the author, but the opinions contained herein are my own and no one else’s.

Now, the fun part of this!

If you are interested in reading this book, there is a giveaway! There has to be 10 or more comments on this blog for it to be a part of the giveaway, so tell your friends and everyone that loves a good read to come and enter!

In order to enter, please leave a comment telling your favorite western expansion novel title, author and your email address in order to contact you. You can leave it like this  allan(at)yahoo(dot)com to avoid spammers. Also, let me know that you follow my blog as well! It is easy to become a follower if not and please indicate it in your comment!

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  1. Pam Lunsford

    Glory by Lori Copeland
    I am now a follower of your blog.
    pam1lunsford(at)gmail ( dot ) com

  2. P. T. Bradley

    Loved Blowing on Dandelions. Will have to check it out. pat at ptbradley dot com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Thanks, Pat! Be sure you read Forget Me Not (book 2) and Wishing on Buttercups, book 3 first if you can. The most important one to read is #3, as it ties in closely to #4, Dreaming on Daisies. .Forget Me Not can easily be a stand alone and read at any time.

  3. Sharon Timmer

    I loved Jenna’s Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater, & actually that entire series ;)
    Stimmer(at) familylife(dot)com

  4. Kelly O.

    I loved the first book in the series, Blowing on Dandelions, and have the novella and second book on my TBR pile. Miralee is one of my new favorites! I also enjoyed the Westerns by Tamera Alexander and Kim Vogel Sawyer. kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com.

    I subscribe to your blog!

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Awesome, thank you, Kelly! What a compliment! Be sure you at least read Wishing on Buttercups before you read Dreaming on Daisies. Forget Me Not (the novella) can be read pretty much anytime, even tho it takes place between book 1 & 2.

  5. Holly Magnuson

    I’ve loved the earlier stories in this series by Miralee!! I agree she’s one of those “must read” authors. I’ve also enjoyed Virginia Smith and Lori Copelands series “Amish of Apple Grove”


    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Thanks so much, Holly! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the others in this series. I haven’t read Amish Apple Grove, but I read another book by Virginia and Lori and loved it!

  6. Julie

    This would be a great new author for our church library. Thank you.

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      That would be lovely, Julie! I hope your library will be able to get a copy of all four of the books in this series. Thanks for considering them!

  7. Kathy Jacob

    Rosa’s Land by Gilbert Morris is one that I have read fairly recently and enjoyed. I signed up to follow your blog!
    kathae (at) jacobfam (dot) net

  8. Joye

    I am always looking for new authors to read. Glad I heard about this book.

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Joye, and I’m always looking for new readers, so we make a good pair! Truly, thank you for stopping by, and I hope you get a chance to read some of my work.

  9. Carrie S.

    Probably the Sophie’s Daughters series by Mary Conneally (so far anyway lol) … but there are so many to choose from and it’s an almost impossible choice for an avid reader like me! carriemschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Whitney Dearing

    This sounds like an interesting book…I read a lot, and am always looking for something new!! I follow your blog as well! whitdd at yahoo dot com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Whitney (love your name, may I use it sometime?) I’m always looking for new readers, so I hope you’ll try one of my books. Thank you for stopping and leaving a comment.

  11. Amy

    Not sure if it’s considered western expansion, but I loved Breathe by Lisa T. Bergren (actually, I loved the whole series)!
    amyputney89 [at] gmail [dot] com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      I haven’t read Lisa’s books yet, but I need to, since she and I write for the same publisher! I’ve heard she’s top notch! Thanks for stopping by, Amy.

  12. Charity L.

    I loved the series by Sharon Gillenwater. Excellent! Also like Gilbert Morris’ new series. Miralee Ferrell is a wonderful author and I read the first two but haven’t had the chance to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!!


    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Thank you, Charity! Only a handful of pre-readers have read the new one, as it releases in a week. But you won’t want to miss Forget Me Not, the 162 page novella that’s also in the series. A number of readers have said it’s their favorite so far, although that could change after they read Dreaming on Daisies!
      Thanks so much for your comment.

  13. Carol Kelley

    Would enjoy reading this book. I have enjoyed Brides of the West series by Lori Copeland and Texas Dreams by Amanda Cabot. Thanks for the giveaway. grams57 [at] gmail [dot] com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Carol, I’ve read a number of Lori’s books and loved them! So glad you could join us here, thanks!!

  14. Cindi Altman

    My favorite western novel is a toss up between Wishing on Buttercups and Blowing on Dandelions. They are both wonderful,
    I’m a follower via email.
    cindialtman (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Wow, thank you, Cindi! I really appreciate that my two were your favorites. I think you’ll like Dreaming on Daisies as much, if not better, than the first two!

  15. Nancy

    I really liked the Ribbons of Steel series by Judith Pella and Tracie Peterson, I am now a follower of this blog. Thanks! Rngilkerson[at]gmail[dot]com

    1. Nancy

      This book looks like an enjoyable read! I have read others by her and really liked, but haven’t read this one yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

      1. Miralee Ferrell

        Thanks so much, Nancy! I’m tickled you’ve had a chance to read some of my other books, and I hope you’ll enjoy this series as well.

  16. Brittany

    I love lots of books set in the west. My favorite contemporary with a hint of western is Jenna’s Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater, as someone mentioned above. The whole series is really enjoyable. But, as far as historical titles go, there was a book a few years ago called Walker’s Wedding by Lori Copeland that I liked a lot. There are many more western themed books I love, but that is one for the keeper shelf, for sure :-) Thanks for the chance to win one of Miralee’s books.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Brittany, I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I have a number of keepers in the Western genre, myself…Love them!

  17. Patty

    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. Will have to go back and check and see if I have real the novella.
    I recently enjoyed the Prairie Dreams series by Susan Page Davis. The first involves the wagon train journey and the others are set in the West, mostly Oregon I believe.
    I just signed up to follow your blog…


    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Patty, I think you’d enjoy the novella…and it’s not a short novella, but 162 pgs and it really adds a lot to the series. I appreciate you stopping by and your interest in my books. Thanks!

    2. Miralee Ferrell

      Patty, I love Susan’s work, she’s SO good! I”m glad you enjoyed the first two in my series, and I hope you have a chance to read the other two. Blessings!

  18. Nancy M

    Pick a favorite Western? That’s a truly tough question! I really enjoy reading them. Mary Connealy, Tamera Alexander, and others. And Miralee! :-)
    Nancycooks4u ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com
    I am going to go subscribe to your blog.

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Thanks for including me in your list, Nancy, and for stopping by to leave a comment. I appreciate it!

  19. Sharon Emmons

    Loved Blowing on Dandelions and already have Wishing on Buttercups to begin soon and would love to have this to complete the series… I also love the LOVE FINDS YOU series… especially ones set in the west… Read the Pendleton one which is where I live and I loved the Deadwood one also… I have the four that Miralee wrote in a stack by my couch waiting for their turns too…

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Sharon, I”m so glad you enjoyed Dandeloins….you might want to pick up a copy of Forget Me Not, as well, the 162 pg novella that fits between book 1 & 2, but can really be read anytime after the first one. Thank you for mentioning my LFY novels. I loved writing those!!! Too bad they aren’t still publishing them. But I’m working on a set of new Western romances soon.

  20. Cindy

    I love the western historical Karen Witemeyer books. I have some Love Finds You by Miralee Ferrell on my keeper bookshelf as well. I haven’t read any of the Love Blossoms in Oregon series yet, but they sound interesting.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. jeanfamily92 at yahoo dot com

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Cindy, if you enjoyed my LFY books, then I know you’ll love these as well. They are rich in characters who are hard to forget….I’m still considering continuing some of the stories in another book, as I so hate to let them go! Thanks for stopping by!

  21. musicianjuli76

    A Tailor-made Bride by Karen Witemeyer…anything by Cathy Marie Hake, Tamera Alexander, or Mary Connealy for that matter too. ;)

    I’m a following now..

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi mucicianJuli! So nice to have you stop by. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  22. Karen Fallot

    I think Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings may be my favorite western, but Mary Connealy’s books are terrific too!
    Thank you for the giveaway; I’ve not read any of Ms. Ferrell’s books yet, but will add her name to my list!

    1. Miralee Ferrell

      Hi Karen, I’d be so blessed if you decided to try one of my books. I’ve been compared to Vickie McDonough and Laurainne Snelling for my historical, and Karen Kingsbury on my contemporary. Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment.

      1. Karen Fallot

        You’re welcome; God bless!

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